Public Art Policy

POLICY TITLE PUBLIC ART POLICY
POLICY NUMBER POL/CULT704
DATE ADOPTED JULY 2017
LAST REVIEW MARCH 2022
NEXT REVIEW MARCH 2025
OFFICER Art Gallery Director
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Purpose

To provide direction for the development of public art for Swan Hill Rural City Council (Council) and the community.

Scope

This applies to all departments of the Council.

Definitions

Public art: Art in any media that has been planned and executed with the intention of being staged in the physical public domain, usually outside and accessible to all.

Policy

Council acknowledges the importance of public art to community health and wellbeing and actively supports the concept. Development of capital works or programs of significant cost will
incorporate public art in design with cross-departmental consultation.

Where possible and appropriate, Council will support community initiatives to create public artworks.

Council will provide clear guidelines for community members and Council departments wishing to initiate public artworks by means of a Public Art Plan.

Council will consider the integration of public art into Council-sponsored streetscape projects and other projects as directed by Council.

Public art will be creative, enriching the natural and built assets of the municipality and reflect its unique character, history and future aspirations.

The Public Art Plan provides guidelines for the lifetime of public art.

Related Policies

Nil

Related Legislation

Nil

Signed: Jade Benham (Mayor)
Date: 21/03/22

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